After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Nikki spent 7 months traveling South America gaining inspiration to one day open his own surf hotel in his home town of Leucadia. With a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management, Nikki brings many years of hospitality experience to Surfhouse. While staying with us, you will see Nikki around the property doing everything from taking bookings and checking on guests to setting people up with surf equipment and pointing the way to the best kept secrets in town. When not working Nikki can be found surfing at Beacons Beach and enjoying cold beers at The Regal Seagull.
Sander brings nearly a decade of entrepreneurial experience to the Surfhouse team and acts as the asset manager on a day-to-day basis. A graduate from USD, Sander has founded a handful of successful local businesses and is particularly excited about Surfhouse since it blends two of his favorite things, travel and surfing. As a full time local Realtor, Sander has his finger on the pulse of the Encinitas market and is a great resource for any guests who may be looking to make a move to San Diego. Sander lives in Leucadia with his wife, Karolina, who handles the accounting for Surfhouse along with their dog, “Leu” (which is short for Leucadia of course)!
In 2012 Annika returned from the University of Lund, Sweden to her hometown Leucadia to work in non-profit management and spend more quality time in the ocean. Annika is passionate about her community and supporting local business. She looks forward to expanding the Surfhouse brand and keeping the aloha vibe alive.